TV Review: ‘Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin”

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a

The genius of Jimi Hendrix is far too expansive to be crammed into two hours, and for anyone still unconvinced of his brilliance — assuming there are such people — a simple listen to any of his records or glimpse through the many existing docs of his concerts would be the most instructive use of that time.

That said, PBS American Masters’ “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’” does an admirable job covering all the bases, and contains just enough new interviews and unseen footage to make it worth a look for the already experienced, though a bolder approach might have attracted more love.

TV Review: 'Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin''

Production

Director: Bob Smeaton

Cast

Cast: Paul McCartney, Chas Chandler, Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding, Billy Cox, Ernie Isley, Steve Winwood, Eddie Kramer, Billy Gibbons, Vernon Reid, Dweezil Zappa, Faye Prigdon, Al Hendrix, Lou Adler, Linda Keith, Michelle Phillips, David Fricke

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  1. Robbie Goldstein says:

    WH en making ING sure younger I worked at WB Reprise. SiI watra building was across the street on the lot. Dick Donner I think eventually moved in. I must have been 17. Joe Smith and Mo Ostin were Gods. my job was too ship promo Records and albums to the nationwideradio stations. At times musicians like Neil Young, Peter Paul and Mary, Norman Greenbaum, James Taylor would pull in to the front of the building. AndI would be asked to get out of the limo those things the artist wanted to have. Usually they had a small entourage traveling with them and assisting them. But since I knew where the offics or conference rooms I would escort them and quickly leave after making sure they were comfortable. I will never forget the day Hendrix arrived. I know for sure Noel Redding was with him. I grabbed a bag and a black jacket Jimmy had left in the limousine. it was Jimi Hendrix and it was great

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